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Item About Image

The item story

The item story

It all began in the mid-1970s when two German engineers, Gerrit Pies and Wolfgang Rixen, conceived a company focused exclusively on designing, building and marketing quality, cost-effective specialist machinery.


item Philosophy

item believes the best solutions come through dialogue and collaboration. Whether you are an engineer, architect, design director or a CFO, our team is just an email or phone call away.

Products and Services

item Product and Services

No matter the project, no matter the timeline, we always apply the strictest product design standards to fulfill your highest expectations.

Industry awards

item Design and Awards

item’s award-winning solutions have been recognized the world over. It’s what happens when you combine innovative design, environmentally friendly products and sustainability.

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Social responsibility

item social responsibility

item believes in giving back. After all, our products exist to maximize your work and further your goals. It’s only natural that we seek to be a positive community partner as well.


item newsroom

All our news at a glance. Our newsroom is packed full of fascinating user reports, the full range of item product videos and the latest press releases from item.


item America, LLC
12105 Insurance Way
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: +1 (301) 665-9772
Fax:     +1 (301) 665-9775